Diplophrys archeri
Diplophrys archeri
Diplophrys archeri

 

Diplophrys archeri  Barker, 1868

Synonym? Elaeorhanis cincta Greeff, 1873

 

These cells are surrounded by xenosomes, just as described for Elaeorhanis cinta. I've seen cells with and without xenosomes,in the same samples, rising the question if Elaeorhanis isn't identical with Diplophrys.

 

Diplophrys archeri
Diplophrys archeri
These cells are embedded in a mucous layer. Mucus envelope is arrowed
Diplophrys archeri
Diplophrys archeri
Dividing cell. Cell surrounded by xenosomes
Elaeorhanis cincta
 
Specimen covered with rather large xenosomes, like a Difflugia shell. Yellow globule is visible.
The same specimen as above - Montfoort, ditch, the Netherlands